Thursday, June 30, 2016

My KDE-neon quick review


Ok

as time passed by I decided to blog something after 2 long years (o maybe more… who knows)…

Currently I’m a happy owner of an old acer C710 chromebook… where I installed John Lewis special firmware..

Some years ago, a good friend dared me to try fedora, ubuntu and other linux ditros knowing the slackware hardcore user I was… eventually, I ended with KDE-neon version as it was only logical been the easiest way to get the “up to date” KDE release from the very kde team.

Anyhow, I’ve been using this “distro” for about a month, and I have to say is stable. I had no hick-ups or errors… nothing.

So… I decided to write this post just to say so.


Meanwhile, here is my “updated” version of kde settings for lightning fast performance based on plasma5.


Desktop Effects:

On System Settings>Desktop Behavior>Desktop Effects:



1. disabled Blur
2. Disabled Translucency (as usual, I don’t feel this translucency stuff is a mayor player as blur… the idea is to have a lightweight system, so your mileage may vary)



Breeze Animations:

on System Settings > Application Style > Widget Style:

look for the widget style configure button. On the second pane, disable animations…



Those changes made my day… My system is lightning fast… specially taking into consideration that… this is an intel celeron 847 cpu with integrated graphics and I used it as my main and only system at the moment.

KDE-neon will give you a base, low fat KDE system which you can setup as needed… and this small changes fee up a good chunk of CPU power without sacrificing desktop effects and much eye candy.

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